Historical Events in 1946 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 435

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 14 Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • Jun 16 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • Jun 16 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
  • Jun 17 SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
  • Jun 18 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 19 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 20 NYC transit begins using PA system - Car # 744 on 8th Ave IND line
  • Jun 21 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
  • Jun 21 Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
  • Jun 21 Fed judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
  • Jun 22 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
  • Jun 22 Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians

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Jun 22 Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jun 23 In South Africa, a group of white men attack and assault Indian Passive Resisters
  • Jun 24 11.72" (29.77 cm) of rainfall at Mellen Wisc (state 24-hr record)
  • Jun 24 Georges Bidault elected premier of France
  • Jun 26 Dutch Nazi collaborator Arnold Meijer sentenced to 5 years
  • Jun 26 Fred Allen's last radio show, his guest is Jack Benny
  • Jun 28 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
  • Jun 28 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins
  • Jun 29 "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • Jun 29 "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances
  • Jun 29 Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
  • Jun 29 British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

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Jul 1 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • Jul 1 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
  • Jul 2 Dutch Beel government forms
  • Jul 2 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
  • Jul 3 1st Dutch government of Beel forms
  • Jul 3 The Cape Passive Resistance Council is formed at a mass meeting in Cape Town, attended by 1,500 people
  • Jul 4 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
  • Jul 4 Philippines gains independence from US

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Jul 4 President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Jul 5 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 5 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • Jul 6 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jul 6 53rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Pauline Betz beats Louise Brough (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 6 60th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Yvon Petra beats G Brown (6-2 6-4 7-9 5-7 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint
  • Jul 8 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jul 8 Baseball grants $5,000 minimum salary
  • Jul 9 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • Jul 10 Belgian government of Acker resigns
  • Jul 11 Kingman Douglass ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jul 12 Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia" premieres in Glyndebourne
  • Jul 12 Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
  • Jul 13 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances

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Jul 14 Dr Benjamin Spock's "Common Sense Book of Baby & Child Care" published

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
  • Jul 14 Mass murder of Jews in Kielce, Poland

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Jul 14 Cleve Lou Boudreau hits 4 doubles & HR but Red Sox win 11-10 on Ted Williams 3 HR with 8 RBIs

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jul 15 British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
  • Jul 16 Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
  • Jul 16 US court martial sentences 46 members of the SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
  • Jul 21 Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
  • Jul 22 Militant Zionist organisation Irgun bombs the British administrative headquarters for Palestine in the southern wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people of various nationalities and injuring 46.

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Jul 23 Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jul 24 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League) die in a bus crash
  • Jul 24 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
  • Jul 25 US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)

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Jul 25 At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Jul 26 President Harry Truman orders desegregation of all US forces
  • Jul 26 Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
  • Jul 27 Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
  • Jul 27 45th Men's French Championships: Marcel Bernard beats Jaroslav Drobny (3-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jul 27 45th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne beats Pauline Betz (1-6, 8-6, 7-5)
  • Jul 30 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM

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Aug 1 US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Aug 3 Belgian government of Huysmans forms
  • Aug 4 An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
  • Aug 6 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court

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Aug 7 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar)

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • Aug 8 India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
  • Aug 8 Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
  • Aug 8 First flight of the Convair B-36.
  • Aug 9 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
  • Aug 13 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
  • Aug 16 Direct Action Day: Widespread riots erupt in Calcutta between Muslims and Hindus over whether Pakistan should be a separate state, killing over 4,000 and leaving 100,000 homeless
  • Aug 17 Arthur Honegger's 3rd Symphony "Liturgique" premieres

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Aug 17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom

  • Aug 18 Golf Writers Associaton of America forms
  • Aug 22 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
  • Aug 22 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
  • Aug 23 13th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Los Angeles 0 (97,380)
  • Aug 23 Ordinance No. 46 of the British Military Government constitutes the German Land (state) of Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Aug 23 "The Big Sleep" directed by Howard Hawks and starring Humphrey Bogart (Philip Marlowe) and Lauren Bacall first premieres

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 25 28th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Portland GC Portland Ore

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Sep 1 1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
  • Sep 1 Greece votes for monarchy
  • Sep 2 Johnny Neun replaces Bill Dickey as Yankee manager
  • Sep 2 Nehru forms government in India
  • Sep 5 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Sep 5 Joe Garagiola plays his 1st major league baseball game
  • Sep 6 All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
  • Sep 6 Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy" premieres in London
  • Sep 8 Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456
  • Sep 8 Bulgaria ends monarchy
  • Sep 8 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • Sep 8 66th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown Jr. (9-7, 6-3, 6-0)
  • Sep 8 60th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Patricia Canning Todd (11-9, 6-3)
  • Sep 11 1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation
  • Sep 12 Court martial convicts Henry de Man to 20 years, in Brussels
  • Sep 13 Boston Red Sox clinch AL pennant
  • Sep 15 Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0 in 5 inns, games called because of gnats
  • Sep 17 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • Sep 17 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • Sep 18 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 20 Churchill argues for a 'United States of Europe'
  • Sep 21 Indians play their final game in League Park, ending a 55-year stay
  • Sep 22 Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband
  • Sep 24 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • Sep 26 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
  • Sep 27 King George II of Greece returns from exile
  • Sep 28 Greek king George II back in Athens
  • Sep 29 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
  • Sep 29 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards & Dodgers)
  • Sep 29 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 secs
  • Sep 29 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
  • Sep 29 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
  • Sep 30 22 Nazi leaders found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg

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Sep 30 Joachim von Ribbentrop & Hermann Goering sentenced to death by Nuremberg trial

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Oct 1 12 Nazi war criminals sentenced to death in Nuremberg
  • Oct 1 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
  • Oct 1 Bob Feller 348th strikeout of season
  • Oct 2 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
  • Oct 3 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
  • Oct 5 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Oct 5 1st Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Oct 6 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • Oct 6 US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • Oct 7 Charles Ives' 2nd string quartet premieres

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Oct 8 Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as President of China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Oct 8 Military plane crashes at Christian HBS, 24 die
  • Oct 9 First electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
  • Oct 9 Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 10 Max Frisch' "Die Chinesische Mauer" premieres in Zurich
  • Oct 14 Netherland & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 15 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
  • Oct 15 Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • Oct 16 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 18 Aaron Copland's 3rd Symphony premieres

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • Oct 20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • Oct 22 2 British ships sink near Albania
  • Oct 23 UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
  • Oct 24 Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
  • Oct 24 A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • Oct 25 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Nuremberg)
  • Oct 27 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
  • Oct 28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • Nov 1 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
  • Nov 1 Marken soccer team forms
  • Nov 1 NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
  • Nov 1 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • Nov 1 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
  • Nov 1 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • Nov 4 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 4 UN Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization formed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 7 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances

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Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

  • Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze
  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 11 NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
  • Nov 12 1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago)
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA

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Nov 13 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
  • Nov 15 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
  • Nov 19 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
  • Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
  • Nov 21 "Best Years of Our Lives", directed by William Wyler and starring Fredric March and Dana Andrew premieres in New York (Best Picture 1947)
  • Nov 23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Nov 23 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
  • Nov 27 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • Nov 28 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to death sentenced
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
  • Nov 30 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba
  • Dec 1 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)
  • Dec 3 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
  • Dec 3 US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
  • Dec 5 US President Harry Truman creates Committee on Civil Rights by Exec Order #9808
  • Dec 7 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
  • Dec 8 US Army rocket plane XS-1 makes 1st powered flight

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Dec 10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

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Dec 11 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • Dec 11 Spain suspended from UN
  • Dec 11 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
  • Dec 12 Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
  • Dec 12 Tide detergent introduced